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10 Essential Tips For the Princess Half Marathon

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Know before you go: these 10 Essential Tips For the Princess Half Marathon will ensure the first-time runDisney participant has the knowledge they need to have a royally good time at the races. Running at Disney World is a very different experience- magical and all that; as long as you know what you’re in for!

Know before you go: these 10 Essential Tips For the Princess Half Marathon will ensure the first time runDisney participant has the knowledge they need to have a royally good time at the races. Running at Disney World is a very different experience- magical and all that; as long as you know what you're in for!

So you think you’re a Princess?

You’re about to find out just what that means when you cross the start line at the Princess Half Marathon Weekend!

You might be excited or gassy, or somewhere in that zone, I get it.

I remember that feeling well- of course, I was also 6 months pregnant for my first Princess, so that was probably an accurate description of things!

Know before you go: these 10 Essential Tips For the Princess Half Marathon will ensure the first time runDisney participant has the knowledge they need to have a royally good time at the races. Running at Disney World is a very different experience- magical and all that; as long as you know what you're in for!
Baby #OhLucy hitched along for the ride. A 5K plus a Half Marathon: what was I thinking?! I was going to Disney- THAT’S what I was thinking!

So, yeah, that was me. Oh, so long ago.

Every year around this time, things tend to get heated on social media.

It’s easy to see why: folks are curious, they are nervous, they want to plan, and they want to know what to expect.

They have #allthequestions and need #alltheanswers.

Again, I get it! That was me.

Richard from the Grand Floridian Hotel
Mr. Richard, the best character on the Princess Half course. You’ll be missed, friend!

That’s why I started this blog in the first place.

In 2011, there was very little information about the Princess Half Marathon.

And certainly, little of it related to me: a back of the pack older mother runner. And when I was finished that year, I swore I’d never be back!

Welp. We all know how THAT turned out.

Know before you go: these 10 Essential Tips For the Princess Half Marathon will ensure the first time runDisney participant has the knowledge they need to have a royally good time at the races. Running at Disney World is a very different experience- magical and all that; as long as you know what you're in for!
Wearing a tutu and channeling my inner Fantasia Ostrich at the 2016 Enchanted 10K

Over the years and miles, I’ve learned a lot about this event.

I know what can go wrong, what might go wrong, what will go wrong, and how to avoid a lot of those things. And I also know why I keep going back.

Spoiler alert: because it’s a BLAST.

Princess Half Marathon step sisters running costume

10 Essential Tips For the Princess Half Marathon

I compiled some of my top tips for first-time race weekend & Walt Disney World visitors. A racecation at the most magical place on earth is unlike anything else: I hope to answer some of your biggest questions before you go.

What’s inside this post?

  • Packing list for the race
  • Transportation information
  • Start Group/Corrals information
  • Expo info
  • Etiquette reminders (ahem- we all can use a gentle reminder, right ladies?)
  • Photo tips & character spots

And more…

Are you excited? I am! Download your copy of the

10 Essential Tips for the Princess Half Marathon.

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p sherman 42 wallaby lane finding nemo running costumes

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